Allied Health Professions (Cooperative)
The preparatory programs in allied health science encompass those health areas in which individuals support, aid, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare professionals as contributing members of a health-care team. Programs in this area combine natural science and liberal arts education. Students who complete any of these programs may enter the profession immediately or select additional education in health care. Often, a master’s degree is required by employers.
Moravian College has a facilitation transfer program with Jefferson University to enable students to complete studies in these areas. Students may, however, continue their education at any number of schools throughout the country and abroad.
Students who wish to pursue a career in athletic training, occupational therapy, or physical therapy are encouraged to complete the health sciences major.
Each of the program areas listed above requires additional education beyond the undergraduate degree. Students are advised to consult with the health professions advisor on specific program prerequisites and program requirements.
Students pursuing programs in the health sciences take Economics 156, Math 107, or another statistics course as their F2 (Quantitative Reasoning) requirement. Students in the health sciences should take Phil 259, Medical Ethics, or another bioethics courses, as their U1, or Nursing 360, Ethical Issues in Healthcare, as their U2 requirement.
Allied Health Programs with Jefferson University
The preparatory programs in the areas listed below usually take two to four years of study. The student then applies for admission to Jefferson University, Philadelphia, for further clinical and didactic training. Jefferson University is responsible for the decision to admit the student. If accepted, the student matriculates at Jefferson University and earns a degree from there upon completion of the program in the field of his or her choice. Moravian College does not award specific degrees in allied health areas.
Students who select these preparatory programs follow a course of study that not only prepares them for entry into a program at Jefferson University but also provides the option of pursuing a bachelor's degree if they should decide to complete their education at Moravian.
Though Moravian College cannot guarantee a student's admission into the allied health programs at Jefferson University, its agreement with that institution enhances the opportunities of Moravian students to obtain bachelor’s degrees in cardiac sonography, computed tomography, general sonography, invasive cardiovascular technology, magnetic resonance imaging, medical dosimetry, nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, and vascular technology.
General Requirements for Allied Health Students
Students participating in any of the College’s allied health programs that require only three years of full-time work at Moravian should select Mathematics 107 to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning (F2) requirement of Learning in Common. They complete the same Learning in Common requirements as other Moravian students (all F categories, plus 6 of 8 categories in the M and U categories, of which at least 1 must be a U course).
Jefferson offers baccalaureate, master's, and certificate programs in diagnostic imaging, laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Students who are interested in these programs should consult with the health professions advisor, Stephen Dunham, on application requirements and recommended courses.